Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (WTS) Analysts See $0.79 EPS; Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB)’s Sentiment Is 0.93

April 16, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (WAB) investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.11, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. The ratio improved, as 155 active investment managers increased or started new equity positions, while 167 sold and reduced their holdings in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. The active investment managers in our database now have: 102.49 million shares, up from 101.47 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp in top ten equity positions was flat from 8 to 8 for the same number . Sold All: 28 Reduced: 139 Increased: 108 New Position: 47.

Analysts expect Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) to report $0.79 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 21.54% from last quarter’s $0.65 EPS. WTS’s profit would be $26.94M giving it 24.57 P/E if the $0.79 EPS is correct. After having $0.74 EPS previously, Watts Water Technologies, Inc.’s analysts see 6.76% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.04% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $77.65. About 27,534 shares traded. Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) has risen 26.34% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.79% the S&P500.

Park Presidio Capital Llc holds 8.52% of its portfolio in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation for 675,000 shares. Altarock Partners Llc owns 686,426 shares or 7.34% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mycio Wealth Partners Llc has 6.5% invested in the company for 739,289 shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Edgepoint Investment Group Inc. has invested 5.98% in the stock. Capital Counsel Llc Ny, a New York-based fund reported 831,967 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $145,884 activity.

The stock increased 1.70% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $83.08. About 141,214 shares traded. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) has risen 7.58% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.97% the S&P500.

Analysts await Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.90 earnings per share, up 7.14% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.84 per share. WAB’s profit will be $86.51M for 23.08 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual earnings per share reported by Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, doing business as Wabtec Corporation, provides technology equipment and services for the freight rail and passenger transit vehicle industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $7.99 billion. It operates in two divisions, Freight and Transit. It has a 30.54 P/E ratio. The Freight segment makes and services components for new and existing locomotive and freight cars; supplies railway electronics and positive train control equipment; offers signal design and engineering services; manufactures switcher locomotives; rebuilds freight locomotives; and provides heat exchangers and cooling systems for rail and other industrial markets.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $7.74 million activity. Shares for $3.86M were sold by HORNE TIMOTHY P on Thursday, March 8. Nanda Munish sold $526,043 worth of stock. 3,420 shares were sold by Melhem Elie, worth $264,493 on Thursday, February 15. Shares for $681,014 were sold by Trapp Todd A. Pagano Robert J Jr sold $1.25M worth of stock or 16,248 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 17 investors sold Watts Water Technologies, Inc. shares while 58 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 25.52 million shares or 1.15% less from 25.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Legal General Group Incorporated Public Ltd Company holds 0% in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) or 59,531 shares. Dean Assoc Lc has 44,545 shares. Northern Trust Corporation accumulated 948,957 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Ltd Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) for 66,622 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). Ameritas Invest Partners stated it has 0.01% in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). Arizona State Retirement reported 0.03% stake. Pillar Pacific Cap Mngmt Lc has invested 0.04% in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio owns 1,973 shares. 24,673 are held by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P reported 0% in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). Moreover, State Common Retirement Fund has 0% invested in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). Wellington Management Llp owns 1.12M shares. Jennison Assocs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 8,984 shares. Wedge Mgmt L L P Nc owns 273,101 shares.

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. designs, makes, and sells products and solutions that manage and conserve the flow of fluids and energy into, through and out of buildings in the residential and commercial markets. The company has market cap of $2.65 billion. It offers residential and commercial flow control products, including backflow preventers, water pressure regulators, temperature and pressure relief valves, and thermostatic mixing valves. It has a 36.63 P/E ratio. The firm also provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and gas products comprising commercial high-efficiency boilers, water heaters, and heating solutions; hydronic and electric heating systems for under-floor radiant applications; custom heat and hot water solutions; hydronic pump groups for boiler manufacturers and alternative energy control packages; and flexible stainless steel connectors for natural and liquid propane gas in commercial food service and residential applications.

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